Get to know Hyvinkää’s history, immerse yourself in the history of the railways and take a breath amid art.
The Finnish Railway Museum
The Finnish Railway Museum is a unique national museum in an authentic 1870s milieu. Learn about the history of the railways and marvel at the only surviving Russian Imperial train. You can also marvel at the huge locomotives and the more recent “flat hat” trains. This is a place for the whole family.
Enjoy a cup of coffee at the cosy summer café in the park. Finally, buy souvenirs from the museum shop. Guided tours can be booked in advance.
Hyvinkäänkatu 9, 05800 Hyvinkää
+358 40 862 5241
Hyvinkää Art Museum
The Hyvinkää Art Museum is known for its high-quality and interesting exhibitions. The permanent collection includes works by artists who lived in Hyvinkää, Yrjö Saarinen and Kaapo Wirtanen, and a Schjerfbeck room.
One of the most famous Finnish artists, Helen Schjerfbeck, lived in Hyvinkää for 23 years from 1902 to 1925. She created her most central modern works in Hyvinkää, for example, the paintings about women and children in which she used locals as models. The museum has a Schjerfbeck room where you can learn, for example, about her models in Hyvinkää.
The museum premises can be rented for parties and concerts.
Remember to book a guided tour, so you’ll get more out of your visit with a group!
Hämeenkatu 3 D, 05800 Hyvinkää
+358 40 480 1644
The City Museum
Get to know the history of Hyvinkää and its people. The exhibitions are free.
Valvilla Mill Museum
In the park-like courtyard of the Wool Mill, in a small firefighting equipment building, resides the Mill Museum that presents the history of the wool mill. The museum was founded in 1981. The history of the wool mill is closely connected to the history of Hyvinkää as it employed and brought people to the town.
Open: June-July Mon-Fri 12–15, other times by prior arrangement.
Wool Mill courtyard, old firefighting equipment building, Kankurinkatu 4–6
+358 40 773 6257
hyvinkaa.fi/kaupunginmuseo (In Finnish)
Hyvinkää Karelia Society Museum
The artefacts in the museum have been received as donations from evacuees that came from Karelia to Hyvinkää, and from their descendants. The artefacts include household items, tools, maps and textiles. There are also many books, photos and paintings.
Open by prior arrangement.
Wool Mill courtyard, H building
+358 40 545 4797
www.karjalanliitto.fi (In Finnish)